As UN forum on poorest countries nears, Ban calls for greater global support

    Ahead of a major United Nations conference on the world’s poorest countries in Turkey next week, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the international community to step up efforts to help the nearly one billion people who in those […]

Turkey to host UN conference on Least Developed Countries

Turkey will host the 4th United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) next week to seek ways to help LDCs, with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon to attend the meetings. The conference will take place at Lutfi Kirdar […]

India likely to give additional funds to LDCs

  India is expected to announce additional financial contributions for the development of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) later this week when it hosts a ministerial conference here in which about 35 foreign ministers from these nations will participate. “Of the […]

India to host ministers from LDC countries

New Delhi (IANS) With the campaign for the UN Security Council expansion gathering momentum, India is expected to announce a slew of concessions for the Least Developed Countries from Africa and Asia when it hosts a two-day LDC ministerial conference […]

Turkey advises poor countries to spend more on R&D

ISTANBUL — Turkey has called for least-developed countries, or LDC, to invest more in research and development, or R&D, at a preparatory event for the fourth United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries being held in Istanbul. “There is a direct […]